Growing Your Own Cat Grass

January 31, 2010 at 7:29 pm 2 comments

It’s really easy to grow your own cat greens on a sunny windowsill, anytime of year. Not only do they grow super fast, but it’s just  the bit of green you need to brighten up a bleak January. And, it’s so much nicer to grow your own, so you know for certain they are organic and pesticide-free.

Renee’s Garden Seeds makes a seed pack of Mixed Gourmet Greens for Cats, which features a great blend of organic rye, oats, barley and wheat grass that’s perfect for cats (and will prevent them from attacking your houseplants). So, I gave it a go and put them in a nice sunny window. They grew voraciously (i mean, like, Jack-and-the-Bean-Stalk speed once they sprouted) and within weeks I had bright green shoots that were so welcomed with all of our Zone 6 dormancy.

The packet made a lot of greens, so I was brought a few pots around to friends houses to liven up their winter after our last snowy day. My friend Marilyn’s cat Kato (the king of cats), pictured above, loved chowing down on his fresh pot of greens.

Although carnivores by nature, cats crave fresh greens to keep their digestion in check, which is why some tend to go after houseplants. It’s now been about three weeks since our cat greens sprouted and and they are still growing strong (despite a few mowings). It’s amazing how fast they grow.  Kids will love watching it too, since it’s pretty magical in the dead of winter. I like to put mine in fun planters, and put them around the house.Happy planting!


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  • 1. miss m  |  January 31, 2010 at 11:21 pm

    I remember many many many years ago, my grandmother growing grass indoors for her cats. (Made me laugh first time I saw it !). I don’t think anyone was selling ‘cat grass’ back then. She’d just pot up a clump of lawn from the garden for her little darlings to nibble on. Special lady she was.

    I grow catnip for my cats but hadn’t thought of getting cat grass. I should. Thanks for reminding me.

  • 2. Marilyn  |  February 2, 2010 at 5:52 pm

    WHAT A BEE – u — T – FUL kitty enjoying CAT GRASS!

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